Yvel-Overeem Fight Cancelled

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SmileR
4/24/08 8:56:41PM
Gilbert Yvel (Pictures) has injured his left calf and will not be fighting Alistair Overeem (Pictures) on Saturday at the K-1 World Grand Prix in Amsterdam.

"Last Thursday during a training session with ‘Cro Cop,' I suffered an injury which was diagnosed as torn muscle fiber in the hospital," Yvel explained Thursday at a news conference. "Even after two days of absolute rest and with lots of ice on the leg, I was barely able to stand on my left foot."

The 31-year-old muay Thai expert continued: "On Tuesday I saw a second specialist who told me that I would not even be able to fight with painkillers. As I am a solid 258 pounds right now, the risk was simply too high to compete because of the danger of the muscle tearing completely. This is why I will unfortunately have to disappoint you and cancel the fight."


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CantAndleDaRiddum
4/24/08 9:23:05PM
boo! i wanted to see this
cmill21
4/24/08 9:35:11PM
Sucks but I think what happned to Shogun is opening eyes. If you fight with a bad injury it will get much worse lol.
SmileR
4/24/08 9:40:29PM

Posted by cmill21

Sucks but I think what happned to Shogun is opening eyes. If you fight with a bad injury it will get much worse lol.

Mastodon2
4/25/08 11:27:20AM
What a shame, had potential to be a show of some high grade striking. Better for Yvel to sit out and let his leg get better than risk losing and making the injury much more serious. Great point about Shogun, so many people have written him off because of his terrible performance against Forrest, but a bad injury will do that to you. And now, his reputation is in tatters with casual fans who don't know how dangerous he really is, and he hasnt fought in ages.
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